11 August 2017

News Report: New Delhi Police Detain Suspected Terrorist Linked to Al-Qaeda

Indian police detained on Thursday a suspected terrorist linked to al-Qaeda (terrorist organization, outlawed in Russia) in the country's capital of New Delhi, local media reported, citing police.

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – According to the NDTV broadcaster, detained Raza Ul Ahmed, a member of Bangladeshi terror unit the Ansarullah Bangla Team (Ansar Bangla), is involved in counterfeit money fraud. The men was reportedly detained while attempting to leave India for Nepal.

The suspect was transferred to West Bengal police which opened probe against him, the broadcaster added.

The Ansarullah Bangla Team has been operating in Bangladesh since 2007 and was banned in the country in 2015. The organization swore its allegiance to al-Qaida and is believed to be involved in a number of attacks on secularist bloggers in Bangladesh.

This story first appeared on Sputnik & is reposted here with permission.